Inside the Mall, by the end of the post
I shake my head and smile sheepishly at Kaya “Perhaps, but my idea of excitement and adventure differ a lot from most other peoples.” I point out, I knew I was different to most of the guys, I wasn’t outgoing or courageous like the others, I was geeky and quiet, but that didn’t mean I didn’t want adventure, didn’t mean I fully regretted coming along on the trip. Looking around as we walk I keep close to Kaya, Bellamy and Jace; I knew if anything were to happen they would all have my back.
“A lot can change in seventeen years.” I say honestly, sure maybe the Mallrats had been a big deal, but the graffiti I’d spotted on some of the buildings led me to believe they weren’t as loved now as they once had been.
Walking with them I glance around when Kaya suggests weapons, even if I had one I’d likely cause more damage to myself than anyone else; perhaps now we were here I’d have to speak up and ask Jace, Riley or Bellamy to teach me how to fight properly, even just a few tips would be better than my current skills. Watching as Jace pulls the grid off, I swallow the lump forming in my throat - ok I could do this, it would be fine. Following behind everyone down into the sewers I watch my footing, the trip wires seemed to be gone, so that either meant people were here or they just hadn’t been set before out parents left; reaching the door I look at Jace “Should be fine, the alarm trigger was ba-” I say motioning over my shoulder, cutting off as Willow kicks the door open, well now we weren’t stealth at all were we? Anyone inside would have heard, I was surrounded by idiots or people who wanted to get me killed.
Keeping quiet as everyone steps forward I keep back slightly, my gaze diverting when I hear the female voice, listening I back up into the shadows; I was pretty certain I hadn’t been noticed. Looking at Riley when he glances my way, I give him a slight nod to let him know I wasn’t panicking too much, I knew it wouldn’t help, so there really wasn’t much point in me getting worked up was there? Listening I’m grateful when Kaya pulls me closer to the wall, giving her a questioning look when she starts to move away, my brow furrows with concern while I watch her stealthy move up the stairs behind the guy who was blabbering on about the Chosen, if I was braver I’d have attempted to stop her, but that would just draw attention to us both and I knew that wouldn’t help anything at all.
My expression changes slightly as the guy falls to the ground, well he definitely hadn’t seen that coming “Too bad Zoot didn’t pre warn you about that one!” I snort before I can stop myself, a quiet chuckle escaping me clearly a mixture of the nerves I was trying to suppress. I knew we still had the girl to worry about, but at least one of them was down.